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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.
The brand: COACH
The history: When the family-run workshop that would be Coach began in 1941, it employed six skilled artisans to make wallets and luggage by hand from fine leather. The products were a modest success, but the company really took off in the 1950s, when founder Miles Cahn realized the soft, strong, dark leather used for baseball gloves was ideal for making accessories. His wife, Lillian, suggested they try women’s handbags and—boom!—an empire of classic American style was born.
The designer: Brit Stuart Vevers worked at Louis Vuitton and Givenchy before creating Mulberry‘s ultra-cool aura with muses like Alexa Chung and Lana Del Rey. He joined Coach in 2013, and swiftly snagged Selena Gomez as his newest collaborator.